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Date Archived
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Community Audio
1,910,639
ITEMS
1.8B
VIEWS
by Community Audio
1.8B
You are invited to view or upload audios to the Community collection. These thousands of recordings were all contributed by Archive users and community members. Please select a Creative Commons License during upload so that others will know what they may (or may not) do with with your audio. Click here to contribute your audio! Browse by style: Blues, Country, Electronic, Experimental, Hiphop, Indie, Jazz, Rock, Spoken Word.
Live Music Archive
144,724
ITEMS
1.4B
VIEWS
1.4B
Browse: all artists · this day in history · average review rating · number reviews · date reviewed · number views etree.org is a community committed to providing the highest quality live concerts in a lossless, downloadable format. The Internet Archive has teamed up with etree.org to preserve and archive as many live concerts as possible for current and future generations to enjoy. All music in this Collection is from trade-friendly artists and is strictly non-commercial, both for access...
Topic: Live Music
Community Video
519,559
ITEMS
1.3B
VIEWS
by Internet Archive
1.3B
You are invited to view or upload your videos to the Community collection. These thousands of videos were contributed by Archive users and community members. These videos are available for free download. Please select a Creative Commons License during upload so that others will know what they may (or may not) do with with your video. Click here to upload your video!
Topic: Moving Images
American Libraries
2,215,622
ITEMS
827.7M
VIEWS
827.7M
The American Libraries collection includes material contributed from across the United States. Institutions range from the Library of Congress to many local public libraries. As a whole, this collection of material brings holdings that cover many facets of American life and scholarship into the public domain. Significant portions of this collection have been generously sponsored by Microsoft, Yahoo!, The Sloan Foundation, and others. Alphabetical listing of Contributing Libraries
407.5M
LibriVox - founded in 2005 - is a community of volunteers from all over the world who record public domain texts: poetry, short stories, whole books, even dramatic works, in many different languages. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain in the USA and available as free downloads on the internet. If you are not in the USA, please check your country's copyright law before downloading. Please visit the new LibriVox website where you can search for books that interest you. You can...
Electric Sheep
388
ITEMS
289.7M
VIEWS
289.7M
Electric Sheep is a distributed computing project for animating and evolving fractal flames, which are in turn distributed to the networked computers, which display them as a screensaver. Process The process is transparent to the casual user, who can simply install the software as a screensaver. Alternatively, the user may become more involved with the project, manually creating a fractal flame file for upload to the server where it is rendered into a video file of the animated fractal flame....
Topic: electric sheep
Canadian Libraries
503,502
ITEMS
261.7M
VIEWS
by Internet Archive Canada
261.7M
See a Tag Cloud for the Internet Archive Canadian Libraries Collection(s). Canadian Library Partners Canadian Manufacturer's Trade Journals. Thanks to both the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library and the Toronto Public Reference Library, for allowing us to digitize very unique Canadian Trade Journals and catalogues. Publications such as Hardware Merchandising ( C.W Jefferys Illustrator), Bicycle accessories : 1900 By Rice Lewis & Son, the Canadian Jeweler, Maclean's Publications and much...
Topic: Texts
Community Texts
383,278
ITEMS
259.4M
VIEWS
by Internet Archive
259.4M
These books are books contributed by the community. Click here to contribute your book! For more information and how-to please see http://www.archive.org/about/faqs.php#Texts_and_Books Uploaders, please note: Archive.org supports metadata about items in just about any language so long as the characters are UTF8 encoded Community Afrikaans Texts Community Arabic Texts Community Basque Texts Community Bulgarian Texts Community Catalan Texts Community Chinese Texts Community Croatian Texts...
Topic: Texts
Community Spirituality and Religion
104,329
ITEMS
232.8M
VIEWS
232.8M
These religion and spirituality videos were contributed by Archive users.
Community Media
154,018
ITEMS
196.5M
VIEWS
196.5M
A collection of media donated by individuals to the Internet Archive.
Netlabels
60,083
ITEMS
187.9M
VIEWS
187.9M
Welcome to the Netlabels collection at the Internet Archive. This collection hosts complete, freely downloadable/streamable, often Creative Commons-licensed catalogs of 'virtual record labels'. These 'netlabels' are non-profit, community-built entities dedicated to providing high quality, non-commercial, freely distributable MP3/OGG-format music for online download in a multitude of genres. Styles include: melodic electronica (e.g. Observatory Online, Please Do Something ) minimal house...
( 1 reviews )
Prelinger Archives
6,532
ITEMS
159.4M
VIEWS
159.4M
View thousands of films from the Prelinger Archives! Prelinger Archives was founded in 1983 by Rick Prelinger in New York City. Over the next twenty years, it grew into a collection of over 60,000 "ephemeral" (advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur) films. In 2002, the film collection was acquired by the Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division. Prelinger Archives remains in existence, holding approximately 11,000 digitized and...
151.6M
The John P. Robarts Research Library, commonly referred to as Robarts Library, is the main humanities and social sciences library of the University of Toronto Libraries and the largest individual library in the university. Opened in 1973 and named for John Robarts, the 17th Premier of Ontario, the library contains more than 4.5 million bookform items, 4.1 million microform items and 740,000 other items. The library building is one of the most significant examples of brutalist architecture in...
Community Arabic Texts
38,088
ITEMS
139.9M
VIEWS
139.9M
User-uploaded texts with language code "Arabic" or "ara" (MARC code for Arabic language items)Uploaders, please note: Archive.org supports metadata about items in just about any language so long as the characters are UTF8 encoded.
California Digital Library
191,360
ITEMS
136.6M
VIEWS
136.6M
The California Digital Library supports the assembly and creative use of the world's scholarship and knowledge for the University of California libraries and the communities they serve. In addition, the CDL provides tools that support the construction of online information services for research, teaching, and learning, including services that enable the UC libraries to effectively share their materials and provide greater access to digital content.
Internet Arcade
607
ITEMS
113.9M
VIEWS
113.9M
The Internet Arcade is a web-based library of arcade (coin-operated) video games from the 1970s through to the 1990s, emulated in JSMAME, part of the JSMESS software package. Containing hundreds of games ranging through many different genres and styles, the Arcade provides research, comparison, and entertainment in the realm of the Video Game Arcade.   The game collection ranges from early "bronze-age" videogames, with black and white screens and simple sounds, through to...
Feature Films
4,203
ITEMS
105.4M
VIEWS
by Internet Archive
105.4M
Feature films, shorts, silent films and trailers are available for viewing and downloading. Enjoy! View a list of all the Feature Films sorted by popularity. Do you want to post a feature film? First, figure out if it's in the Public Domain. Read this FAQ about determining if something is PD. If you're still not sure, post a question to the forum below with as much information about the movie as possible. One of our users might have relevant information.
Topic: Moving Images
Grateful Dead
10,233
ITEMS
102M
VIEWS
by Grateful Dead
102M
Browse: this just in · this day in history · average review rating · number reviews · date reviewed · number views Created in 2004 this collection consists of both audience and soundboard recordings. It is not uncommon to find multiple versions of the same show. For more information please see the FAQ. The Grateful Dead collection is not currently open to public uploads. Search Shows: Downloadable Shows - usually audience recordings Stream-only Shows - usually soundboard recordings ...
Topic: grateful dead, jam, rock, jerry garcia
Speed Runs
3,737
ITEMS
95.6M
VIEWS
95.6M
Speed running (trying to complete a videogame in the fastest time possible) is almost as old as gaming itself. At least, it's almost as old as games that have a definite end point or staging points, since speedrunning a game with infinitely repeating levels is Sisyphean. This collection hosts downloadable movie files documenting the swiftest possible way to complete videogames such as Quake, Metroid, Zelda and many others. The videos come from Speed Demos Archive, TASvideos, and other sources....
Topic: video games
74.3M
This collection contains user-submitted videos that are primarily from Middle Eastern sources. The Internet Archive has not reviewed these videos for content, but we have included them here in order to preserve as complete a record as possible of the worldwide views concerning current events in the Middle East. Caution: These videos may not be appropriate for all users. These items have not been reviewed for content. Some items contain images of graphic violence, or appear to explicitly...
Biodiversity Heritage Library
110,121
ITEMS
67M
VIEWS
67M
Inspiring discovery through free access to biodiversity knowledge. | The Biodiversity Heritage Library improves research methodology by collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community. BHL also serves as the foundational literature component of the Encyclopedia of Life . The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries that cooperate to digitize the legacy literature of...
Old Time Radio
2,486
ITEMS
62.3M
VIEWS
62.3M
You are invited to listen to and download Old Time Radio shows here! Browse by: number views · average review rating · number reviews · date reviewed · date archived · topic
Television Archive
830,515
ITEMS
59.5M
VIEWS
59.5M
Files pulled from TV News Archive for research and educational purposes.
( 1 reviews )
The Iraq War Collection
36,449
ITEMS
59.2M
VIEWS
59.2M
A compilation of videos from Internet Archive users about the Iraq War and the issues and events surrounding it are collected here. See a Tag Cloud for the Iraq War collection.
Topic: iraq war
European Libraries
338,730
ITEMS
53.4M
VIEWS
53.4M
Scanned books from various European Libraries.
52.6M
Items included in the Television News search service. Part of TV News Archive.
Universal Library
107,896
ITEMS
51.6M
VIEWS
51.6M
The Universal Library Project, sometimes called the Million Books Project, was pioneered by Jaime Carbonell, Raj Reddy, Michael Shamos, Gloriana St Clair, and Robert Thibadeau of Carnegie Mellon University. The Governments of India, China, and Egypt are helping fund this effort through scanning facilities and personnel. The Internet Archive has contributed 100k books from the Kansas City Public Library along with servers to India. The Indian government scanned the appropriate books. The...
The Library of Congress
145,265
ITEMS
41.5M
VIEWS
41.5M
Texts from The Library of Congress. The Library of Congress, the nation's oldest federal cultural institution, is the world's preeminent reservoir of knowledge, providing unparalleled integrated resources to Congress and the American people. Founded in 1800, the Library seeks to further human understanding and wisdom by providing access to knowledge through its magnificent collections, which bring to bear the world's knowledge in almost all of the world's languages and America's private sector...
The Boston Library Consortium
77,216
ITEMS
41M
VIEWS
41M
Books from the Boston Library Consortium. See a Tag Cloud for the Boston Library Consortium collection.
Microfilm
167,708
ITEMS
37.4M
VIEWS
37.4M
Take a picture, it will last longer As books become old and begin to fall apart, librarians depend on microform to preserve their content for the future. Tiny photographs on long strips of film (microfilm) or small cards of film (microfiche) are all that remain of hundreds of thousands of documents that have disintegrated over the last century. While microfilm is perfect for storing and protecting this material, it is a does not allow for much access. In following its mission to provide...